Just getting everyone’s opinion on who they would recommend for there clients to use if they are not looking to commit to all the fees associated with a merchant account yet want to start to tale some payments online?:
Thanks in advance
Mike - [email protected]
Web Solutions Worlds Apart
Depending on what they are selling swreg is good. I currently use them to take payments for hosting (they do not normally allow this, but allowed me to give it a shot). They provide an ssl storefront and shopping cart setup, they allow payments via credit cards, paypal, etc. They have always been willing to work with me and other customers that I have seen (they have a yahoo mailing group and I see them working with customers to resolve issues all the time).
That is run by a high street UK clearing bank of good repute as is world pay, but it is much less involved to sign up with and the cost is much less.
Personally my pathway into e commece is step by step.
I'm starting with simple pay pal, then migrating to a more corporate style solution.
My bank would gladly give me the credit card facilities but the charges are incredible, they charge few hundred pounds/$350 to set you up *estimate* and then you pay high percentages anyway * I think paypal* is incredibly less than my bank, then you have to pay a monthly fee on top of that??
It seems scandelous the amount of money they take. As my main target is here in the UK and in my local community where good old fashioned trust goes along way, I'm using credit cards only to take initial deposits then they can post me a check. It might seem old fashioned but at least it beats paying those credit card companies
While we have not used them on the merchant side we have known several business which have and they all are pleased with them. And while we have not used them as a merchant we have used them on the purchasing side and find it very easy as a client to use them to buy things.